Archimedes Quiz: Can You Pass This Test?

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Can You Pass this Test on Archimedes? He is famously known as one of the best mathematicians that ever lived in Ancient Greece, and some of his knowledge is still in use to date. How much do you know about his achievements and principles? Well take up this quiz and get to find out for sure. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Based on Archimedes formula: If you drop wood into water, buoyancy will keep it afloat.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to Archimedes' principle, when an object is submerged in a fluid, it experiences an upward buoyant force equal to the weight of the fluid it displaces. In the case of wood being dropped into water, the wood is less dense than water, so it displaces an amount of water equal to its own weight. This displacement creates an upward buoyant force that is greater than the weight of the wood, causing it to float. Therefore, the statement that buoyancy will keep wood afloat when dropped into water is true.

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  • 2. 

    Archimedes was born in ANSWER  on the eastern coast of Sicily and educated in Alexandria in Egypt.

    • A.

      Noto

    • B.

      Syracuse

    • C.

      Sortino

    Correct Answer
    B. Syracuse
    Explanation
    Archimedes was born in Syracuse, which is located on the eastern coast of Sicily. He was then educated in Alexandria, Egypt.

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  • 3. 

    What did Archemedes exclaim when he figured out the principle?

    Correct Answer
    Eureka
    Explanation
    Archemedes exclaimed "Eureka" when he figured out the principle.

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  • 4. 

    Upthrust of water acting on a wooden cube of sides 10cm immersed completely in water is
    1. 5 N

    • A.

      4 N

    • B.

      6 N

    • C.

      8 N

    • D.

      10 N

    Correct Answer
    D. 10 N
    Explanation
    The upthrust of water acting on a wooden cube that is completely immersed in water is equal to the weight of the water displaced by the cube. According to Archimedes' principle, the upthrust is equal to the weight of the water displaced, which is also equal to the weight of the cube. Since the cube is completely immersed in water, its weight is equal to the upthrust, which is 10 N.

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  • 5. 

    The Upthrust of the body is equal to the

    • A.

      Weight of the liquid displaced

    • B.

      Density of the liquid

    • C.

      Weight of liquid

    • D.

      Mass of liquid

    Correct Answer
    A. Weight of the liquid displaced
    Explanation
    The upthrust of a body is equal to the weight of the liquid displaced. This is known as Archimedes' principle. When an object is submerged in a fluid, it experiences an upward force called upthrust or buoyant force. This force is equal to the weight of the fluid that is displaced by the object. Therefore, the correct answer is "Weight of the liquid displaced."

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